On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1778

  • Feb 15 Johann Gottlieb Gorner, German composer, dies at 80
  • Mar 5 Thomas Arne, British composer (Rule Britannia, A-Hunting We Will Go), dies at 67
  • Apr 7 Johann Balthasar Kehl, composer, dies at 52
  • Jun 7 Johann Georg Zechner, Austrian composer, dies at 62
  • Jun 26 Angelo Antonio Caroli, Italian composer, dies at 77
  • Jul 28 Arvid Niclas Hopken, composer, dies at 68
  • Aug 5 Thomas Linley the younger, English composer and musician "English Mozart", dies at 22
  • Aug 11 Augustus Montague Toplady, English hymn writer (Rock of Ages), dies at 37
  • Nov 26 Jean-Noel Hamal, composer, dies at 68